Annual Research Day 2017
Adolescent & Youth Health Policy | 11 - 15 September
This short-course has been developed to support staff of governmental & non-governmental organizations working at national, provincial & district levels, in the implementation of the new Adolescent & Youth Health Policy 2017 & allied policies.
Airway & Thoracic Skills Short Courses
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Press Release: Discovery of new gene that causes sudden death in adolescents
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 09:30

Medical researchers, through a global collaboration, have identified a new gene that is a major cause of sudden death among young people and among athletes. The gene, called CDH2, causes Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricle Cardiomyopathy (ARVC), a genetic disorder that predisposes young people to cardiac arrest.

Fagan’s fêted open access book
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:15

Professor Johannes Fagan’s acclaimed surgical encyclopaedia Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Operative Surgery, was named best Open Book in the International 2017 Open Educational Resources & Project Awards for Open Education Excellence. Fagan, of UCT’s Division of Otorhinolaryngology, will receive the award on 9 March.

HIV centre lands huge Zimele Project
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 10:45

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation has been chosen to implement the Zimele Project, a health and social intervention programme for youth in the Western Cape.

Sugar tax is not pie in the sky
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 09:45

The South African sugar tax is based on solid science and is a step in the right direction, say UCT health sciences researchers.

Student’s protest art on FHS canteen wall now a permanent thought-provoking mural
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 14:15

The erasure of Africa’s contribution to the health sciences was cast into the spotlight last year when Faculty of Health Sciences students occupied the Dean’s suite and renamed it "The Hamilton Naki Suite".

Proud FHS parents celebrate the completion of their children’s studies
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:30

While there were no graduation ceremonies for undergraduates in 2016, the completion of one’s studies in the face of the challenges presented by a tumultuous academic year was something to be proud of.

The cooperative universities of CI, Sun Yet-sen University and University of Cape Town rank equal on the list of RRGU.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:30

March 1, Scholarset, the leading academic social network of scientists, engineers and scholars based in China, announced its 2017 Research Ranking of Global Universities (RRGU) today. According to the ranking, Sun Yet-sen University ranks at No. 213, and University of Cape Town ranks at No. 245.

Eminent UK biologist Sir Peter Ratcliffe visits UCT for Wolfson address
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 09:15

Lasker Award-winning biologist Sir Peter Ratcliffe was a little bit surprised by the breadth of what he saw on his recent visit to the University of Cape Town. 

The Daily Vox: A letter to the first years who carry burdens heavier than their backpacks
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 09:00

The student protests over the past two years have foregrounded how the experience of university by the overwhelming majority of black students is not the same as other fellow-students, that the transition from underprivileged lives in black townships and rural villages, to a university with a history of white privilege, is often a painful one.

UCT students tackle food insecurity
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 14:00

UCT medical students recently completed a research study on the nature and burden of food insecurity among attendees of the Vanguard Community Health Centre.

Altitude training and anti-doping
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 15:00

UCT’s Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine is finding out whether the genetic effects of altitude training can be used to isolate cases of doping in sport.

16 February 2017 Blood test predicts onset of tuberculosis in young children
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 13:00

Researchers from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, the universities of Stanford, Oxford and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, have shown that a blood test usually used to detect tuberculosis infection in adults, can predict the onset of tuberculosis disease in young children. This article features in the latest Lancet: Respiratory Medicine.